Community rallies around St. Paul man
Many in the community are rallying to support Bob Weise and his family after the father of two underwent surgery recently to remove a brain tumor.
A longtime Newberg resident who moved the family to St. Paul about four years ago, Weise had twice before been diagnosed with a brain tumor. It had been more than 15 years, however, since the last occurrence, according to sister-in-law Chris Smith.
After the recent surgery, Weise, 49, was determined to be too weak to undergo further treatment and has been given about a month to live.
Friends and family have organized a fundraising event, "Eat a Pizza for Bob," from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at Abby's Pizza in Newberg. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of total sales during that time (including dine-in, carryout, delivery and beverages), to the Weise family.
Weise, who most recently worked at Carlton Farms, was well known in both communities and active in youth sports, especially baseball. Smith said the outpouring of support from friends and family has been enormous.
"It's a testament to Bob and how much people like him," she said. "It's been an amazing response by the community."
Weise's eldest son, Bradey, graduated from St. Paul High School last spring and son Payson will be a sophomore this fall. Aundi Weise, his wife, is a teacher in the McMinnville School District.
For those who cannot make the event, donations can be made at First Federal Savings and Loan in Newberg under the "Weise Family Fund."
For more information or to make reservations, visit the "Eat a Pizza for Bob" event page on Facebook.